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Which Poll Does Fox Believe?

Reported by Judy - September 13, 2004 -

The plethora of polls floating around in a presidential election year can be a bit bewildering, so today (Sept. 13) Fox News tried to simplify matters for everybody.

The Fox and Friends co-hosts interviewed Fred Barnes, Fox political analyst, about several polls and asked him which poll he believed -- A Newsweek poll showing Bush up over Kerry, 49 percent to 43 percent, or a John Zogby poll showing Kerry up in the battleground states in the Midwest.

Barnes says, "Zogby's wrong, and I think 49-43 is good." He said states carried by Gore such as Iowa and Wisconsin are now competitive states.

Barnes did not explain why Zogby is wrong. Perhaps he was just following the Fox formula -- when in doubt, give an answer that favors Bush. In this case, that means pick the poll that shows Bush with the bigger lead and just say all the others are wrong.